BIO

Wesley A. Brusseau, LCSW

Hi, my name is Wesley Brusseau, also known as Mr. Wes by many of the children and families with whom I work. Deciding to start therapy can be a nerve racking process. People often think going to see a therapist makes them weak. Other people may have had a bad experience with a therapist in the past. Starting therapy takes a leap of faith. Not all therapy and therapists are the same. Asking for help when needed does not mean you’re weak. In fact, asking for help takes more guts than ignoring you need it.

When most people think of a therapist, they think of an older man or woman in a sterile office asking a person questions about their past, while they lay on a couch. Let me tell you a little about what makes me different from other therapists.

  • I am trained in Play Therapy, which means I have special skills to help people (children, adolescents, families, and adults) meet their goals in ways that are fun and less threatening.
  • I believe everyone has the ability to feel better, no matter what they are going through. My job is to help my clients learn ways that work for them to feel better.
  • I am experienced in working with many different types of difficulties; those that face children, adolescents, families, and adults.
  • I offer a flexible schedule, within reason. If I do not have an available appointment slot for you, I will put you on a waitlist to receive a call as soon as something opens up that best fits your schedule.
  • I have a lot of knowledge of social services and school programs and policies.
  • I work collaboratively with area doctor’s offices and hospitals.
  • I have knowledge of medical and psychiatric issues, including medications and treatment regimens.
  • I have knowledge and experience with holistic forms of treatment and work with a network of natural healing providers.
  • I have specialized training working with children in foster care and children who have been adopted and their families.
  • I have experience working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, plus (LGBTQ+) individuals and families. This includes children experiencing symptoms that appear to be related to confusion and/or distress about their gender.

If you would like to accomplish any of the following, please give my office a call at 540-772-5140.

  • Improve yours or your child’s ability to enjoy life.
  • Relieve stress for yourself, your child, or your family.
  • Improve your ability to create boundaries with others.
  • Improve relationships with your family members and/or friends, colleagues, and peers.